You’ve invested SO many hours of your life into your website and blog, how do you protect your website (and all your work!) in the event something happens? And Are you backing your WordPress website to protect your database, themes, and media file? In this article, I have decided to show how to backup your WordPress website to Dropbox, google drive or another service-really easily – and restore WordPress Site using your backup with UpdraftPlus Backup Plugin.

UpdraftPlus is another WordPress backup plugin. It allows you to create complete backup of your WordPress site and store it on the cloud or download to your computer. The plugin allows you to create scheduled backups and store them to your chosen location. There is a premium version of the plugin with additional features and addons.

Why You Need to Backup Your WordPress Site

Imagine that you’ve been blogging for several years now and have built a great online presence. People look forward to your blog posts and you are enjoying organic search traffic as well as referrals from your social media platforms. Now consider this: What would happen if one day you discovered your website had been hacked? Or what if you attempted a theme or plugin upgrade and it broke your site? In either case, you would have to rely on your WordPress backup in order to restore a prior version of your website to keep your business running.

How to Backup Your WordPress Website to Dropbox & Restore Your Site

Now it’s time to install “UpdraftPlus Backup” plugin in to your website, and backing up your WordPress site, let’s get started.

Backup Your WordPress Website to Dropbox

#1. Install and activate the “UpdraftPlus Backup” on your WordPress website.

Navigate to Plugin>Add New, Search for>UpdraftPlus Backup, hit>Install>and Activate.

Install UpdraftPlus Backup
Install UpdraftPlus Backup

#1. When “UpdraftPlus backup” Activated successfully, click on Setting Options>UpdraftPlus Backup.

UpdraftPlus backup
UpdraftPlus backup

3#. On the UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore Page, click on “Backup Now” to backup your WordPress Website. If you want to customize your settings backup, click Setting Tab.

Backup WordPress Website
Backup WordPress Website

4#. In the Settings page, you should change your setting like bellow.

  • File backup (Weekly) schedule and retain this schedule backup 2.
  • Database backup schedule (Weekly and retain this many schedule backup 2.
  • Select your remote storage, I have selected Dropbox.
Backup WordPress Website
Backup WordPress Website

After you have saved your settings (by clicking ‘Save Changes’ below), then come back here once and click this link to complete authentication with Dropbox.

Dropbox Backup
Dropbox Backup

#3. This will take you to the Dropbox website where you will be asked to provide your username and password. After signing in, DropBox will ask for your permission to grant BackWPup access to your DropBox account.

UpdraftPlus Backup
UpdraftPlus Backup

After clicking on allow button, it will be starting backup, as you see in the image below “the backup apparently succeeded and now completed.

WordPress Backup file
WordPress Backup file

Restore WordPress Site Using Plugin

#1. Navigate to “UpdraftPlus Backup” from Settings option, click>Existing Backups,>click Restore.

Restore WordPress Site
Restore WordPress Site

#2. Click the ‘Restore’ button for the backup set that you want to restore (under the ‘Actions’ column). A pop-up will appear with a list of options to restore:

Restore WordPress Site
Restore WordPress Site

Select whichever parts of the backup that you need to restore. If restoring the Database, you DO NOT need to select the ‘Search/Replace database’ option. If restoring WP-Core files, you will need to choose whether to restore the wp-config file (This is not needed in most normal restorations).

Once you have selected your required sections to restore, click the ‘Restore’ button.

Backup Your WordPress Website to Dropbox & Restore WordPress Site

That’s it. if you have any question or any problem ask me in the comment section below.

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